March 25, 2014
WHAT: Second Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium
WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 27)
WHERE: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Museum of Texas Tech University, Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue
EVENT: The lecture and performing arts portions of the symposium bring scholars from South Korea and Texas Tech University together to foster cultural understanding within the Lubbock community. The theme for this year’s symposium is traditional music and dance.
Symposium participants will be welcomed by Ambassador Suk-bum Park, Consul General of the Republic Korea, and David Cho, maestro of the Lubbock symphony orchestra.
The program, introduced by William Westney, Texas Tech Horn professor, will begin with a discussion of Irish traditional music and dance by Christopher Smith, associate professor and chairman of musicology and ethnomusicology. Two world-renowned performers from South Korea will follow the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking and entry is available on the west side of the museum.
Sponsors are Sowoon Arts and Heritage, and the Museum of Texas Tech University, with support from Humanities Texas, the Center for Global Understanding, Lubbock International Cultural Center and others.
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